Vermont Tech nursing honor students to host bone marrow drive

The Honor Society of the Vermont Technical College Associate Degree in Nursing Program in Brattleboro, in partnership with Rutland Regional Medical Center and Be the Match Registry, are hosting a bone marrow drive at the Chesterfield Police Station in Chesterfield, N.H., on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. to noon.

Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old.

“Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia,” according to the Be The Match website, and the only hope for individuals with blood cancers - such as leukemia or other blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia - is a marrow transplant. By donating bone marrow, one can help save people's lives.

The Chi Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society of the Brattleboro Campus is honored to be working with and supporting the Be the Match Foundation in their search for successful donors and their ability to provide the life-saving marrow and cord blood transplants that these patients need.

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